Welcome queenbee and wannabmommie.
I agree that the Praise and Worship Genre has its roots in the Jesus Movement of the 70's. We were all just a bunch of peace loving Jesus freaks back then, and the traditional religious types were pretty suspicious of us all!
I can't say that much has changed in most Christian circles, unfortunately. We are a family of worshipers (worship leaders) and find a lot of resistance to change within the Church. Too often, tradition and percieved beliefs seem to hold more weight than what the Word actually says.
NM, I love your strong moral stand on these boards.
Keep fighting the good fight!